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Noun: phocomelia  ,fow-kow'mee-lee-u
  1. An abnormality of development in which the upper part of an arm or leg is missing so the hands or feet are attached to the body like stumps; rare condition that results from taking thalidomide during pregnancy
    - seal limbs

Derived forms: phocomelias

Type of: meromelia

Encyclopedia: Phocomelia